Cyberattacks have become rampant and have also grown in sophistication. In today’s threat landscape, businesses are constantly at risk of being targeted by a cyberattack. Adopting a zero-trust security model could be a wise decision from a cybersecurity point of view.
Zero trust works on the premise that everything — humans, machines, or applications — poses a risk to your network and must prove trustworthy before accessing your organization’s network or data. By insisting on verification and authentication at every step, zero trust makes it difficult for a hacker to gain access through a compromised user account or device.
Zero trust is a great starting point for businesses that want to build formidable cybersecurity. It can not only adapt to the complexity of the modern work environment, including a hybrid workplace, but also protect people, devices, applications, and data irrespective of where they are located.
However, zero trust should not be mistaken for a solution or a platform, regardless of how security vendors market it to you. You can't just buy it from a security vendor and implement it with a click of a button. Zero trust is a strategy — a framework that needs to be applied systematically.
With the increasing acceptance of the zero-trust framework, there has also been an increase in misinformation surrounding it, fueled mainly by security vendors vying to sell their products.
· There are no miracle zero trust solutions.
Zero trust is a security strategy that needs to be implemented systematically. However, you can use solutions and tools to support the framework. Consider getting help from an IT security provider to identify and implement the solutions best suited for your business.
· Zero trust will NOT make it difficult for my employees to do their jobs and will NOT negatively impact productivity and morale.
As an IT service provider, we can certainly help by suggesting user-friendly policies and easy-to-use solutions that balance security with convenience, so your employees can perform their jobs seamlessly.
· Zero trust is too complicated to implement.
It can be challenging for businesses with limited knowledge and resources to implement zero trust but with the assistance of a trusted IT service provider we can help you understand your business’s risk profile and develop a realistic plan to implement a comprehensive and effective zero trust security strategy.
Zero trust is an effective security framework that can help protect your business against cyberattacks while ensuring business continuity in the event of a breach. Achieving zero trust on your own can be a challenge. However, partnering with an IT service provider like us is the best option. Take advantage of our expertise to implement zero trust within your business.